Battery Hotel And Suites
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... in the station, but still lovely. Soon after we were off on the train to Montreal. We were whisked to our lovely old hotel in the old part of town by a limo with suited driver. We wandered to the Basilica of Notre Dame nearby & wandered around for a while, before a nice Polish dinner. The next day we had a city tour, too organised and the bus was huge and too many people for our liking. We did however get a good feel for the city. Seeing ...
... Amherst, Quidi Vidi, Cape Spear, Petty Harbour (had a nice meal there) fish and chips, so light, so fluffy, at Chafe's Restaurant. Also went to see the Cabot Tower on Signal Hill which gives you a beautiful view of the ocean and the city of St. John's. Of course the first day we went there...fog, fog, fog...and more bloody fog. So we had an excuse to go back, which we did, and it was a lovely sunny day - the ...
... pizza was fantastic . . . amazing what a good crust beer hops can make.
A drive to Cape Spear after breakfast A very clear day . . . we could see Signal Hill off in the distance. Dinner tonight . . finally, the famous & fabulous Fish'n Chips at The Duke -- heads up, the kitchen closes at 8pm!!!
A day trip to Witless Bay & a ...
... before carrying on to tour around Green Island! The other 2 islands are Great and Pee-Pee! It was a beautiful warm day and we really enjoyed being out there on the ocean! Entertaining and informative guides on board to tell us all about the area and the birds as well as to sing us a few songs! There's always music and song no matter the occasion when you're in Newfoundland! Atlantic Puffins, Northern Gannets, Common ...
... Whiskey from Southern Alberta. Can someone please explain to me why we need a Toasted Carmel Whiskey? Oh excuse me that should have been bilingual, I meant to say Caramel Grille! Does Ian Tyson, farm hands across the prairies and rodeo cowboys at the Stampede know about this shocking development? This was definitely not how the West was won....hell it might not even be how the Westend will be won.
Four and a half times zones removed from the "Left Coast" we arose ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Battery Hotel And Suites St. John's
In need of a refurb.
First the good news...the view from a harbourside room is great and the access to Signal Hill and Cabot Tower is simple. Now the rest...The rooms look to be in need of a remodel or at minimum a good cleaning. This was my second stay at the Battery, but I doubt that I stay again unless I learn that it has been remodeled. I realize that part of the price includes the view, but there are other places to stay in St. John's that I'll go with the next time. I found the staff at check in to be helpful and friendly, although the staff at check out were a bit more reserved. The dining area was nice, though, and I could see eating there again in conjunction with a trip to Signal Hill.
Wow. Maybe our stay was an anomaly, but it was still horrific.
The Battery was a great old hotel to stay at in Newfoundland. We received an excellent rate on a suite. The suite was large with a seperate kitchenette. Good housekeeping. The facility was old, but that was part of the charm. The staff was excellent with recommendations of the area. Friendly. We would stay here again for the great value.
We booked a 'regular' room at the Battery, when we arrived we were disappointed to find they had overbooked! HOWEVER, they did ask if we could wait fifteen minutes and they would have one of their suites cleaned and ready for us at no extra charge! We waited and it was worthwhile...I'm so glad they overbooked and gave us this room instead! It was very clean. What a view! So very impressive to look out your windows onto the harbour. The staff were also very helpful. I'd highly reccommend this hotel to any of my family or friends. We'll definately visit again.
Beautiful view, dirty dishes & Toilet
My new husband and I stayed at the Battery in the Jacuzzi Suite overlooking Downtown St. John's - it was an excellent view. The Jacuzzi was clean, however, the dishes which were in room for tea/coffee were dirty and the toilet could have used a scrubbing!! The restaurant prices were way up there - we chose to eat elsewhere and save a bundle! I would probably give the Battery another try just because of the view it has to offer.
Oh what a view !
I had to travel to St John's for an appointment and booked a room at the Battery.The service was amazing. The Staff went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable. The rooms could use a few touch ups but overall it was a great experience. Oh and Who could forget the view if St John's Harbour !
I really enjoyed the location of this hotel. It is about halfway up Signal Hill from the downtown area, and has a great view of the harbour. It wasn't far too walk to downtown, though the walk can be steep. There is a geology museum close by which was interesting, and also contained a good exhibit on the sinking of the Titanic (though this may have been a temporary exhibit.)
Stayed there twice. Loved the restaurant and bar. Stay in Harbor view room. Had a great time. Close enough to downtown and Signal Hill.
Picked blueberries on Signal Hill. Would stay again. Only problem is no air conditioning during horrific heat wave.
Don't miss the Battery
Whenever I go to St. John's, which is not as often as I would wish, I try to get to the Battery Hotel. Rooms are quite adequate and well apportioned. The traveller, however, should aim to get a room on the harbour side. There one can see everything going on in the harbour, ships coming and going. It is so interesting that the traveller hesitates to leave and go out. While it is half- way up signal hill it is still within walking distance of downtown. It is also within walking distance of Cabot Tower and the new Johnson Center. (Geological exhibit). The dining room serves great meals with a Newfoundland flavor, if you wish.